No, Queenie Dhody is not getting married. The Style Diva is set to launch a new Wedding-related business in association with Gitanjali Lifestyle. The venture will offer Makeovers to Brides-to-be and Wedding Planning services to Brides, Grooms and their families. Says Mumbai’s Fashion Icon: “Wedding Planning is an Art—and I enjoy the creative process of organising parties and entertaining. While I wouldn’t enjoy organising parties for individuals or corporate houses, I’d love to help families plan and organise the most important day of their lives.” She adds: “But what I enjoy most is giving women a complete makeover— they are so excited to experience something that will give them an all-new look”.
The multi-faceted Queenie’s tryst with style began when she started modelling in her teenage years. In the last decade or so, the former Beauty Queen has dabbled in several style-related endeavours—in 2004 she ventured into the business of skin care and started Skin Essence, a therapeutic skin care line formulated by South Mumbai’s best-kept secret dermatologist Dr Dinyar Workingboxwalla. Around the same time, she worked on the Makeover of Sony TV’s popular star ‘Jassi’ in ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin’. Last year, she opened her store ‘Jewels by Queenie’ and more recently launched a new jewellery line with Gitanjali Lifestyle. She also writes on Fashion & Style for select publications.
With all her work, style and social commitments, how will Page 3’s favourite face find time to meet and design solutions for time-pressed Brides and their families? “Jewellery designing will continue to be my main profession, and for the new makeover and marriage venture, I’ll have with me a team who will take care of execution—so I can concentrate on the style and creative ideas bit”, says Queenie emphasising that her Wedding services will suit clients with varied budgets and style interests. “Me and Mehul Choksi of Gitanjali Lifestyle, will soon announce details on our offering and the customer experience; but clearly our services will not be for super-rich brides or their families alone”